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Santa Maria Maggiore     Santa Prassede     Santa Pudenziana     Santa Bibiana     SS Silvestro e Martino al Monte     San Pietro in Vincoli



Santa Maria Maggiore and Santa Prassede are obligatory and favourite visits for team Paradox.  We normally get a taxi up the hills in order to arrive fresh and before the tourist busses to marvel again at the 1200 + year old mosaics.





Santa Maria Maggiore - simply the best on the Major Basilicas !







Santa Maria Maggiore


Triumphal Arch Mosaics       Nave Mosaics



Santa Prassede


Another early Christian Mosaic treasure trove



Restaurant Possibilités


La Forcetta d’Oro (near S Prassede), Via S Martino ai Monti, 40 (/Via Domenichino) - conveniently placed lunch location in a restaurant free area (unless you like Italian Chinese) with local Italian clientele - always a good sign!


Ristorante del Giglio, Via Torino 137 (near the Opera House).  Tel 06 488 1606.  We had a good meal here after the opera in the early 2000s.





Santa Pudenziana


The earliest apse basin mosaic - down the hill.



Santa Bibiana


 Bernini's first church project, now sandwiched between tram and train lines.









SS Silvestro e Martino al Monte


San Pietro in Vincoli


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